ESET Smart Security gets Advanced+ for Performance

ESET awarded highest score in AV-Comparatives Performance Test. ESET declared as to be agile, lightweight, with the smallest impact on system performance.

Although, one must always take these performance rankings with a pinch of salt; still if the tests conducting body is reputed, then such performance tests do offer some information on what to buy and What what not to. Antivirus and internet security maker, ESET, has just revealed its award-winning scores for its latest product release of ESET Smart Security in the latest AV-Comparatives Performance Test.

AV-Comparatives awarded the new version of ESET Smart Security with the Advanced+ Award. Details of the test show that ESET achieved the highest score for performance, outperforming all contenders, including AVG, Avira, BitDefender, F-Secure, Kaspersky, McAfee and Sophos, and Trend Micro. In short, the award is for ESET Smart Security’s ability of not affecting your PC’s performance (speed at which your compute runs), even when it’s securing your PC with high degree of effectiveness.

AV-Comparatives focused on testing the impact that security software can have on system performance when specific tasks, such as downloading, opening, copying, encoding and archiving files, as well as installing and launching applications, are performed.

AV-Comparatives has used several own test cases and PC Mark Tests, an industry-recognized performance test. The award is based on AV-Comparative’s  assessment of the overall impact results with default settings under Windows 8.1 64-Bit.

According to ESET, the ESET Smart Security delivers multiple layers of Internet protection and keeps your identity safe with Anti-Theft, Personal Firewall and Anti-Phishing. This ESET security suite boasts brand new technology such as Botnet Protection that protects against infiltration by botnet malware as well as Enhanced Exploit Blocker that blocks attacks specifically designed to evade antivirus detection.